Flavored Water – A Healthy Drink To Quench Your Thirst

Healthy Summer Drinks

Flavored Water – A Healthy Drink To Quench Your Thirst

 

Sugary drinks like soda come with many health dangers.

Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, an increased risk for heart disease and a weakened immune system are some of many adverse health conditions that research show are associated with a diet high in sugar.

So to promote good health, it’s important you take a serious look at your own and your family’s sugar consumption.

To start with:

Avoid apparent sources of lots of sugar – such as sodas and other sweet drinks.

 

Please note that diet sodas or fruit juices are NOT a better substitute.

Diet soda intake is directly related to abdominal obesity and artificial sugar can cause other negative health issues as well.

Fruit juices are also loaded with sugar (fructose), and if they are processed they are devoid of most of the nutrients and fiber that the original, ‘real food’ fruit contained that enables your body to properly use it.

Did you know that if you swap out just ONE sugary drink a day you can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 25 percent!

A much better drink to quench your thirst than sodas and juices is: Flavored Water.

 

All you need is water (purified), your favorite fruit, herbs and some ice.

Mix it in a glass jar or pitcher (avoid plastic ones). And voilá, you have just made yourself a healthy, refreshing, vitamin drink that will quench your thirst even a hot summer day!

After you have mixed the sliced fruit(s), herbs, ice and water – just leave it in the jar in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Most of them are good for 24-48 hours.

Here are 7 delicious Flavored Water recipes to get you started: 

 

1) Spa Water – Cucumber & Herbs:

Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cucumber & 1 lemon thinly sliced, add 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf & 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves.

 

2) Spring Blitz – Berry, Lime & Mint:

Mix 10 cups of water, 7 strawberries / or raspberries and one thinly sliced lime, add 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves.

 

3) Antioxidant – Blackberry & Sage:

Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of blackberries that have been slightly crushed and 4 sage leaves.

 

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4) Summer Time – Watermelon & Rosemary:

Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes, add 2 fresh rosemary stems.

 

5) Tropical Dreams – Pineapple & Mint:

Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes, add 12 finely chopped mint leaves.

 

6) Apple Delight – Apple & Cinnamon:

Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of apple cut into cubes, whole 2 cinnamon sticks, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

 

7) Spicy Ginger – Ginger & Green Tea:

Make 2 cups of green tea, add 1 teaspoon of ginger. Let cool. Mix 10 cups of water with the 2 cups of ginger and green tea, add a 3 inch slice of fresh ginger cut into cube.

 

These fruit flavored water recipes are from Farmacology Organic’s website:

=> http://farmacologyorganics.blogspot.it/2013/04/vitamin-fruit-waters-are-homemade.html?spref=fb

Fruit Infused Water

You can also use frozen fruit, then you don’t need to add the ice!

 

An other option is to put chopped-up fruit in an ice cube tray, add water, and freeze. Then place these colorful fruit cubes in your glass of water for instant flavor and color.

 

Enjoy these fruit flavored drinks! They do not only quench your thirst but are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that supports your health! 

Please Like and Share this post, and I’d love to know which recipe you like the most!

 

 

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Flavored Water Recipes

 

References:

https://www.everydayhealth.com/photogallery/soda-alternatives.aspx#05

naturalwellnessforall.com/blog/naturally-flavored-water/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.13376/abstract;jsessionid=D6BB161D15233A6BAE778AEF542E03EA.f04t04

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2011/7679.html

http://www.diabetologia-journal.org/files/OConnor.pdf

http://farmacologyorganics.blogspot.se/2013/04/vitamin-fruit-waters-are-homemade.html?spref=fb

draxe.com/this-drink-is-just-as-dangerous-as-soda/

 

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